The eyes of the world are focused on the events in the Middle East — the epicenter of the dramatic events that are shaping our world and impacting our future. Are you ready for it?

(Galilee, Israel) — Greetings from Israel. Since Saturday, my family and I have been in Jerusalem meeting with The Joshua Fund warehouse team and some of our Christian, Jewish and Arab humanitarian relief distribution allies. We’re being debriefed on the exciting ways the lives of poor and needy Israelis and Palestinians have been blessed by your prayers and financial support. We’ve been praying with these dear friends and seeking to encourage them, and I must say we’ve been very encouraged ourselves. I will send a report on all this soon.

Today, we are enjoying some time of prayer and Bible study on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. We are seeking the Lord’s direction for the fall, as well as laying the groundwork for next May’s Epicenter Conference in Jerusalem and The Joshua Fund “prayer & vision tour of Israel.” We are also keeping an eye on Russia as they fuel Iran’s first “hot” nuclear reactor, on Iran as they unveil dangerous new weapons to threaten Israel and the region, and on the diplomatic track as the Palestinians agree to direct peace talks with Israel in Washington on Sept 2.

In that context, I wanted to let you know that on October 1st and 2nd, 2010, at the historic Moody Church in downtown Chicago, I am looking forward to joining Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Dr. Charles Dyer, Dr. Michael Rydelnik, former PLO terrorist Tass Saada, and Dr. Mitch Glaser for the “INSIDE THE MIDDLE EAST CRISIS CONFERENCE.” We will examine the Iranian nuclear crisis, the rise of Radical Islam, the future of Israel, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and the possibility of a major new war in the Middle East. We will do so from a biblical “third lens” perspective and provide practical insight on how to bless Israel and her neighbors, come what may.

Please join us. Details and tickets can be found at

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